Corporate transparency and the seafood supply chain

If there is an industry synonymous with keeping sources secret, it would be fishing and seafood. It is also a market that survived for a long time on price and quality alone — so there were not a lot of questions in the marketplace about which to be transparent. The business model of supply-chain secrecy is being challenged by a transparent model in seafood. But perhaps the most interesting reason cited by the seafood stakeholders was not just control of the supply chain, but control of the conversation about the supply chain and seafood generally. As markets are becoming increasingly concerned with sourcing ethics, it becomes equally if not more important to get in front of the issue and tell your story to your customers and ultimately the end user. Read more >>

Seafood and sustainable protein consumption

Two men sorting clams There is growing recognition in the scientific community and in the marketplace that seafood has a better health and sustainability profile compared to other animal based proteins. How seafood positions itself in the broader protein market, and how the seafood industry can communicate responsibly about seafood in the broader context, will have significant implications for seafood and the sustainability of food production. Read more >>

Pre-competitive collaboration in seafood

Fishermen with nets in canoesIn seafood supply chains, pre-competitive collaboration has become an important tool to address critical sustainability issues in both wild-caught and aquaculture seafood.

Pre-competitive strategies are approaches that businesses take to address systemic problems with the delivery of goods and services. It is a business strategy that is often applied when competition for limited resources impacts business more than the competition for customers—if you don’t have the resources to produce a product, there will not be any consumers to compete for.  Read more >>


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